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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Degala graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training, Gastroenterology Fellowship, and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan. After fellowship, he joined the teaching faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology at Henry Ford Hospital and Health System before joining Advanced Digestive Care, PA. He has a special clinical interest is endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of complete disorders of the pancreas and biliary tract. Dr. Degala specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures including ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, HALO/BARRX radiofrequency ablation therapy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and enteral stenting. Dr. Degala is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is also an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Degala gave me the best news today that the Harvoni that I am taking is working. Best news that I have got about my Hep C in almost 30 years. He is one a kind. Anyone who goes to him will benefit by his care. Forever grateful that I did.
Great doctor and easy to talk to!
Saw the Dr 1 hour and 45 mins after my appointment time. The person at front desk admitted it was normal for the office to be behind schedule.... the Dr was nice, but wait time unacceptable.
This office is the best. The staff are so nice, helpful and importantly, very informative. Dr. Degala is pleasant, conversational, and also very thorough. I've really never been so surprised to have actually enjoyed a visit to a doctors office. Dr. office visits are normally so routine and humdrum. This was a pleasure to get the treatment I received by the staff members I interacted with and also the kindness and professionalism of Dr. Degala. I highly recommend.
As always Dr. Degala listens to your medical concerns, offers suggestions and orders appropriate tests when necessary. He takes an interest in your medical care.
Office staff courteous, friendly and helpful. Doctor was thorough in his explanations and very knowledgeable. If you need a GI doctor in the Clearwater area, this is the one.
My first time here and was very encouraged about upcoming procedure. I will have no hesitation in whatever procedures may follow.
Excellet professional attitude and very knowledgeable. Good doctor patient relationship and he is very compassionate.
He is one of the most caring, compassionate Dr.'s I have ever been to.. Really cares about his patients, acts like he has all the time in the world to answer your questions and concerns..
My daughter has special needs and my Husband and I could not be happier with the way Dr. DeGalla is with our daughter . He is patient , kind and really takes the time to hear our concerns , and then gets to the resolution. I highly recommend him !
Always a great visit and conversation.
He is a caring, concerned physician - I recommend him highly, even though we haven't found out what my problem is yet, he is working with me.
He has a great personality I felt very comfortable talking to him
As far as the meeting and information exchanged with Dr. Degala, I couldn't have asked for the meeting to have been any better. However, the day before, we received a telephone call from a female staff member advising us there was no stone and to make an appointment to see him in a year. This info was totally misleading due to the Doctor reviewing my MRCP results and prescribing additional medicine during this meeting. This could have resulted in a very serious condition concerning my health.. This however doesn't change my opinion of the Doctor and I have complete faith in him.
I like Dr. Degala. He is never in a hurry. He is patient, asks if you have questions & explains things so that if you are a lay person you have no difficulty understanding. Office staff is friendly, helpful & also patient.
This was my first visit with Dr. Degala. I needed to schedule a colonoscopy (which I did). I found Dr. Degala to be prompt, courteous, thorough and very professional. I will have to update once I have my colonoscopy. For right now, I have no reservations in having him do this procedure.
I was very pleased. His. PA was wonderful also. I was pleased with their professionalism. They answered all my questions. The entire staff was great.
His treatment has greatly improved my well being. I have the utmost confidence in him.
Dr Degala answers all my questions so I have a complete understanding, explains thoroughly the next step in my treatment and has a very pleasant manner. I would definitely recommend him!!!
Dr. Degala is a very good and kind doctor.
It was a professional office
I really liked Dr. Degala. He explained things that I did not understand before. I am more at ease at getting this next procedure done than I was before this appointment today :) Thank You.
I called Dr. Degala's office on Monday and they were able to see me on Wednesday, as I had unfortunately waited a week with symptoms. Dr. Degala was as usual professional and caring and took many steps to take care of my problem.
I was seen by Angie who was fabulous! My colonoscopy date is not satisfactory. I have to have this done before the new year or will have to wait until next November. That's a problem right now. The woman I spoke with was pretty rude, telling me everyone waits till the end of the year for insurance reasons. Wish I'd known that in advance! When I made the appt. I was told it would be no problem, now it is.
Professional, Courteous and Knowledgable.
Very kind, willing to make my next appointment when it was convenient for me. The whole staff was excellent. Carolee
Dr Degala & Staff take care of my health issues with a professional & friendly manner, from Check In with Denita to Vitals & Record Updates with Leisa to Examination with Dr Degala, my questions are answered & I am kept in the loop of what is being done now & long term to manage my health.
Very thorough !
The best doctor. Cares about his patients and really listens to their concerns.
I've been dealing with my issue for several years. I believe, finally, that Dr. Degala really has an interest into finding the cause and, hopefully, the cure. His staff is amazingly kind and helpful.
The staff & Dr Degala are very thorough & considerate, they take the time to answer my concerns & questions,
I've been with Dr. D nearly three years after parting with another Gastro specialist with whom I worked four years. Dr. Degala is a excellent communicator who listens to the patient. You are given a computerized handout upon leafing that covers your list of medications, your medical history, current status, and suggested recommendations.
very thorough, very concerned, listened to my questions & answered them all
Professional and caring.
I was very pleased with his knowledge and experience
He listens to what you are saying and answers questions
Dr. Degala is one of those physicians who really listens to you. He seems to genuinely care about my health and offers suggestions to increase my well being. He provides up to date information regarding my condition that is appreciated.
Doctor Degala and his staff are outstanding.
The visit was very informing and within an hour I had all paperwork filled out everyon was very friendly and courteous.
My visit with Dr.Degalla was very professional and very helpful he's a great Dr.
My appointment was very informational.
Very professional and informative.
Great doctors and great staff
The Dr. was on top of my past medical history, and knew my past surgeons. He is very patient and listens. I feel comfortable with him and in good hands. Highly recommended.
Always takes the time to explain what the issue is & how we are going to treat it
Friendly doctor and overall seemed like a good practice. Would recommend to others.
I am very satisfied with Dr. Degala. He answered all my questions.
He is quiet but displays a subtle sense of humor. He is very patient & family oriented. Explains things in detail & answers questions. Remembers you from previous appts. Staff is pleasant, helpful & takes time to make you feel welcome.
Dr. Degala listened to my concerns and addressed them all. He had a plan to make things better
New patient, but found the entire process far better than most medical practices. Found every aspect of this office to be professional, courtesy, and attentative
Dr. Degala was polite, informative, and caring. He wash also very thorough in his physical exam and gave me good advice about my diet.
The front office staff was courteous, the ARNP was very knowledgeable and Dr. Degala explained everything and made me feel comfortable.
I was never seen so quickly in this office,before there were waiting times-2 hours or 1+1/2 hours,it was terrible.now much better keep up the good work staff + doctors.
Dr. Degala and his PA explained my lab results and answered all my questions in language that I understood. He explained what he planned to do to treat my problem. He listened to my concerns due to previous problems and explained what he will be doing to avoid these problems during my procedure. His office was able to scheduled my procedure in the next few days, to my great relief.
My ?s and I had many were answered to the best of his knowledge. He was pleasant and tried to be reassuring and helpful. Hopefully my problem will be solved soon.
He takes the time to listen to your concerns. Never makes you feel rushed and offers helpful treatment options.
The visit went very well. The staff was very efficient and knowledgeable . Dr. Degala listened carefully to my concerns and was very receptive to my wishes.We than discussed various options for treatment. Dr. Degala gave me the impression that he really cared.
He is a great doctor and makes me feel very comfortable. Is never in a hurry and answers all my questions!
After 7 years and countless other doctors, Dr Degala was the only physician who determined the reason behind the continuing problems I was having. As far as I am concerned, he is the best Gastroenterologist around.
He was very thorough and listened when I was talking. He was very pleasant. I would recommend him to everyone I know.
I had a flair up and felt I needed immediate response. Dr. Degala and his staff accomodated my needs. I have found him to be very thorough and have a great demeanor. I have a great deal of confidence in him
Pleased, as always! So very important to have complete trust in one's Doctor, as I do in him!!
Awesome experience; very professional!
I am pleased that I was referred to him. Answered all my questions that I had concerns about. I will recommend him.
Dr. Degala is wonderful! Spends a lot of time with you, very easy to talk to (speaks English very well), has a great personality and would high recommend him! Staff is very pleasant as well.
It was good and very thorough I Felt listened to and understood Thanks
Explained everything thoroughly. Very knowledgeable. Open to questions, concerns. Despite a busy schedule, I felt that he would spend as much time as possible with me. Relaxed attitude. I recommend him in a heartbeat!!
Awesome Doctor & Nures Practioner!!!!! Explained things in ways I could understand ,was serious about my health and ensured I was given full attention. The wait was worth it for a good honest Practice!!!!!
It was a great visit as usually. He really makes you feel like you matter and your health matters to him and his staff!
Very professional office, but still personable.